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Digital inventory management system for medical supplies to be set up soon at Central Pharmacy of Tunisia, says chahed

Published the:  22/11/2017

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(TAP) – The installation of a digital inventory management system for medical supplies will be launched next week at the Central Pharmacy of Tunisia, to better monitor and manage the stock of medicines in different regional hospitals, Prime Minister Youssef Chahed announced Tuesday evening.

This system will contribute to reinforce the anti-corruption fight in the health sector and will ensure an updated monitoring of the medicines stock, Chahed said in response to MPs’ questions at the end of a plenary session of the House of People’s Representatives (HPR) dedicated to the draft 2018 State Budget and Finance Law.

This mechanism, he pointed out, will thus facilitate the transfer of quantities of medicines from one health establishment to the other.

The PM recalled on this occasion the exemplary experience in matters of control and management of the medicines stock launched at the Habib Thamer Hospital in Tunis, which has helped achieve savings of nearly 40% of the cost of drugs.

Chahed pointed out the efforts exerted by his government to speed up the digitalisation of the administration in some sectors including health.

Corruption files have been unveiled in the past months in matters of drugs distribution and theft cases in public health establishments including the El Omran health clinic, the National Social Security Fund (CNSS) and the Siliana regional hospital.